MFM Lagos & Ogun Churches Will Not Reopen Until September; Daystar CC Says Until Further Notice

Published On: August 9, 2020, 8:33 am
Author: Mister Jay Wonder
-- (m) at 9-08-2020 08:33AM

(25442 | Addicted Hero)


The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries has said it will not reopen its churches in Lagos and Ogun states, despite the federal and state governments allowing for worship centres to reopen.

The ministry, in a statement by the Chairman, MFM Media Committee, Pastor Oladele Bank-Olemoh, on Friday, noted that the church would not reopen in the two states until the tentative date of September 13, 2020.

Bank-Olemoh said, “The leadership of this ministry is aware that the governments of Lagos and Ogun states had announced that churches could resume worship in their physical church buildings as from August 9 and 16, 2020, respectively.

“However, the leadership of MFM hereby states as follows: MFM will not reopen all her regions, zones, branches and facilities in Lagos and Ogun states for now. This period would be utilised to put in place all the necessary COVID-19 preventive and safety protocols as stipulated by the Federal Government, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and state governments.”


Pastor Sam Adeyemi of the Daystar Christian Centre says it would not be resuming physical services until further notice despite a Lagos State Government directive authorising churches to resume on Sunday, August 9.

The Lagos-based church disclosed this in a Friday statement.

Recall that congregational services for churches and mosques had been discontinued in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu last week authorised mosques to resume regular Friday prayers on August 7 and  churches to resume regular Sunday services on August 9.

The governor however emphasised the need to maintain wearing of face masks, social distancing, regular hand washing and other COVID-19 health protocols.

However, Adeyemi said the church would not resume physical services until a safe environment could be assured.

He urged members to continue to tune in to the church’s online platforms to join services.

“We are aware of the Lagos State Government’s announcement that churches can resume physical services from 9th August 2020. We thank God for the progress made so far by the federal and state governments, the NCDC and our frontline health workers. However, the leadership of Daystar Christian Centre has resolved NOT to open her worship centres for physical gathering on the immediate.

“Daystar Christian Centre will continue to hold her services online exclusively pending further review. We look forward to the resumption of physical services in a safe environment. We urge our members and friends to join us on all our online platforms for life-transforming services.

“God’s mercy that has preserved us thus far will cause this plague to pass over our families, nations and planet in Jesus’ name. Amen!”
the statement read.